Coastal Flood Warnings/Watches/Statements
Issued by NWS Jacksonville, FL

Home | Current Version | Previous Version | Text Only | Print | Product List | Glossary On
Versions: 1 2 3 4 5 6
317
WHUS42 KJAX 240137
CFWJAX

COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JACKSONVILLE FL
837 PM EST THU FEB 23 2017

FLZ033-038-241000-
/O.EXT.KJAX.SU.Y.0001.000000T0000Z-170224T1000Z/
/O.CON.KJAX.RP.S.0002.000000T0000Z-170225T0000Z/
ST. JOHNS-FLAGLER-
837 PM EST THU FEB 23 2017

...HIGH SURF ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 AM EST FRIDAY...
...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH FRIDAY EVENING...

* WAVES AND SURF...BREAKERS OF 7 TO 8 FEET ARE EXPECTED.

* TIMING...HIGH SURF AND LOCALIZED BEACH EROSION EXPECTED THROUGH
  TONIGHT. HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS THROUGH FRIDAY EVENING.

* IMPACTS...A HIGH SURF ADVISORY MEANS THAT HIGH SURF WILL
  AFFECT BEACHES IN THE ADVISORY AREA, PRODUCING RIP CURRENTS
  AND LOCALIZED BEACH EROSION DURING TIMES OF HIGH TIDE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A HIGH SURF ADVISORY MEANS THAT HIGH SURF WILL AFFECT BEACHES IN
THE ADVISORY AREA, PRODUCING RIP CURRENTS AND LOCALIZED BEACH
EROSION.

THERE IS A HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS.

RIP CURRENTS WILL BE LIFE THREATENING.

RIP CURRENTS ARE POWERFUL CHANNELS OF WATER FLOWING QUICKLY AWAY
FROM SHORE, WHICH OCCUR MOST OFTEN AT LOW SPOTS OR BREAKS IN THE
SANDBAR AND IN THE VICINITY OF STRUCTURES SUCH AS GROINS, JETTIES
AND PIERS. HEED THE ADVICE OF LIFEGUARDS AND THE BEACH PATROL.
PAY ATTENTION TO FLAGS AND POSTED SIGNS.

SWIM NEAR A LIFEGUARD. IF CAUGHT IN A RIP CURRENT REMAIN CALM.
DON`T FIGHT THE CURRENT. SWIM IN A DIRECTION FOLLOWING THE
SHORELINE. IF UNABLE TO ESCAPE, FACE THE SHORE AND CALL OR WAVE
FOR HELP. IF TIRED, FLOAT OR TREAD WATER UNTIL OUT OF THE RIP
CURRENT.

&&

$$

FLZ124-125-241000-
/O.CON.KJAX.RP.S.0002.000000T0000Z-170225T0000Z/
COASTAL NASSAU-COASTAL DUVAL-
837 PM EST THU FEB 23 2017

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH FRIDAY EVENING...

* TIMING...THROUGH FRIDAY EVENING.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

THERE IS A HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS.

RIP CURRENTS WILL BE LIFE THREATENING.

RIP CURRENTS ARE POWERFUL CHANNELS OF WATER FLOWING QUICKLY AWAY
FROM SHORE, WHICH OCCUR MOST OFTEN AT LOW SPOTS OR BREAKS IN THE
SANDBAR AND IN THE VICINITY OF STRUCTURES SUCH AS GROINS, JETTIES
AND PIERS. HEED THE ADVICE OF LIFEGUARDS AND THE BEACH PATROL.
PAY ATTENTION TO FLAGS AND POSTED SIGNS.

SWIM NEAR A LIFEGUARD. IF CAUGHT IN A RIP CURRENT REMAIN CALM.
DON`T FIGHT THE CURRENT. SWIM IN A DIRECTION FOLLOWING THE
SHORELINE. IF UNABLE TO ESCAPE, FACE THE SHORE AND CALL OR WAVE
FOR HELP. IF TIRED, FLOAT OR TREAD WATER UNTIL OUT OF THE RIP
CURRENT.

&&

$$



USA.gov is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.